Parks & Recreation
Parks and Recreation Department Hours
Monday through Friday : 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday and Sundays : Closed
Holidays : Closed
Phone Numbers
General : (562) 904-7238
Fax : (562) 869-2810
Parks and Recreation Department Address
7850 Quill Drive
Downey, CA 90242
Department Telephone Numbers
Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center (562) 904-7223
Dial-A-Ride, DowneyLINK (562) 904-7215
McCaughan Gymnasium (562) 869-4738
Rio Hondo Golf Club (562) 927-2329
Rio Hondo Event Center (562) 806-5020
ASPIRE (562) 904-8145

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Development

The City of Downey is currently working with RJM Design Group in preparing a Parks and Recreation Master Plan that will guide the community's recreation activities, facilities and programs for the next 10 years.  To learn more about the Master Plan, please click here.

Healthy Downey 5K for TLC 

The City of Downey & Downey Unified School Districts presents the Healthy Downey 5K for TLC.  Join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for our 3rd annual 5K run/walk to benefit Downey Unified School District's TLC Family Resource Center.

For more information or the registration form, please click here

Bunny Breakfast & Spring Extravaganza

The City of Downey & Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis Club presents the Bunny Breakfast & Spring Extravaganza on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  For more information, please click here.

If you would like to register (space is limited), please click here.

New Park Picnic Shelter Reservation Rates

As approved by the Downey City Council on June 24, 2014, park picnic shelter reservation rates will be $26.00 per hour for Downey residents and $39.00 per hour for commercial businesses.  These new rates will be effective starting July 1, 2014.

Recreation Facilities

The Parks and Recreation Department provides supervision at various parks during the school year. Residents are encouraged to visit the parks and use the many facilities: ball diamonds, play equipment, fitness courses, basketball courts, picnic shelters and more. Alcohol is not permitted at any park site.

Facility Reservations Policy

There are Recreation facilities which may be reserved by Downey residents and community groups: picnic shelters, ball diamonds, meeting rooms and banquet size rooms. Reservations are taken Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, and must be made two weeks in advance (10) working days. For fee schedule and additional information, phone the Parks and Recreation Department.

Note: Reservations for the gymnasium (562-904-7128) and Community/Senior Center (562 904-7223) will be taken at those facilities.